Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Carolina
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I agree about the name, perhaps the cruiser part is in reference to their larger designs??? I do like where their head's at as far as design and construction goes. First of all, it looks good, which is more than I can say about most of the boats popping out of molds today. Secondly it doesn't sound like they're cutting any corners construction-wise yet they are still meeting a pretty reasonable price point.
I think it's refreshing to see so many modern design elements from larger monohulls and multis on such a small boat, especially concerning the rig. She'd be easy to sail, yet she's got enough going on that she'd still be fun to try and sail well. The easily driven hull and lifting keel would make it great for shallow, light aired North Carolina. (my home state) I'd love to take this thing for a burn.
The only thing that's a turn off is that it appears as though it could be a pain in the ass trailer sailing the boat. Setting up and striking the rig looks like it's more complicated than it should be for a 20' boat with a freestanding rig.
It'll be interesting to see how these guys do with this boat and the company.